Thursday, April 19, 2018

CCRA Newsletter

Weekly E-Newsletter
News and Updates
Take a Peek of the Auction Items for the Celebration! 
CCRA is gearing up for its Celebration of Center City Living: Urban Village, which is on Thursday, May 10, 6-8:30 pm, at the Ethical Society on Rittenhouse Sq., where we will be honoring this year's Lenora Berson Community Service Award winner Paul Levy.

Come and join in on the live and silent auction. A week stay at a fabulous Cape May home, Phillies tickets, and gift cards to area restaurants are just among the many great items up for grabs.Click or tap here to see what's on the list so far. 

Don't forget the food, wine, and other spirits that will be available to go with the live music.  

We're looking forward to seeing you as we celebrate our Urban Village.

Thank you to our current sponsors: AT&T, Brandywine Realty Trust, Independence Blue Cross, Boyds Philadelphia, Republic Bank, Robin Apartments, Trident Mortgage, Di Bruno Brothers, Veda Restaurant, and Devon Seafood Grill for helping us put together an evening of celebration,

Click or tap here to purchase tickets through our website, or call the office at 215-546-6719.
Public Meeting to for the Coming Project at 1911 Walnut Street

In anticipation of the scheduled Civic Design Review hearing early next month of the planned development of Laurel, the Southern Land Company's project at 1911 Walnut Street, CCRA is holding a public meeting on Thursday, April 26, at 7:00 PM, at Church of the Holy Trinity, 1904 Walnut Street. Southern Land will present the project and will take questions from the audience after the presentation. This is the public's opportunity to see the plans, hear from the developer and ask questions. All neighbors are invited to attend.
Please Join CCRA's 311 Group to Report on Big Belly Failures 

Download the app or go online to Philly 311 to register.  Search for and join the group Center City Residents' Association.  Snap a photo and upload it to the 311 app for instant gratification.  
Joining this group is the best way to track the number and location of  "service requests" related to Big Bellys in our areas, and also the disposition of the service requests.  This will allow us to document the severity of the problem and the Streets Department response.  Then we can share the data with our council representatives and the Streets Department and demand change!
CCRA Zoning Committee Meeting
Tuesday, April 24, 7pm 1608 Walnut St, 12th Floor
Click or tap here to see agenda
Join the Zoning Committee

Are you interested in zoning matters?  Are you an architect, engineer, attorney, or just a concerned citizen?  If so, consider applying to serve on CCRA's Zoning Committee.

Responsibilities of Members of the Zoning Committee:
Zoning Committee members are expected to familiarize themselves with the proposed projects prior to the ZC meeting by:
  • Reviewing the posted materials 
  • Reviewing the sites of the proposed projects
  • Attending monthly meetings
Zoning Committee members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at the meeting by:
  • Permitting the applicant to present their case without interruption
  • Only questioning the applicants in an organized manner as directed by the presiding Co-Chair
  • Limiting discussion to topics that are zoning code and quality-of-life related
  • Regularly attending Zoning Committee meeting and advising the presiding Co-chair when unable to do so
Members shall be composed of CCRA members in good standing.  A variety of backgrounds and experiences is essential for good neighborhood representation.
Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Zoning Committee is encouraged to submit a brief resume and statement of interest to CCRA. Please respond by May 1
Penn's Village Programs Open to Non-Members

Penn's Village helps Central Philadelphia seniors stay in their homes by linking neighbor to neighbor to help with transportation, chores, and medical visits, and provides social and educational programs. Click or tap here to see their programs.
Upcoming Events
Ladybug Release Party

CCRA's Schuylkill River Park Community Garden (SRPCG) invites all SRPCG and CCRA children (and their well-behaved adult guests) to their annual Ladybug Release Party at 5pm, Wednesday, May 16, at the garden located at 25
th and Spruce Streets, rain* or shine.
Hot dogs and drinks will be served, but all guests are requested to bring a healthy snack or dessert to share. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by Tuesday, May 15.
*Check email for last minute cancellation in the event of a thunderstorm. 
 Save the Date:
Thursday, May 10, 6-9pm - Celebration of Center City Living
Ethical Society on Rittenhouse Sq, 1906 Rittenhouse Sq.
Wednesday, May 23, 6pm - CCRA Annual Meeting
Academy of Vocal Arts, 1920 Spruce St
Monday, June 18 -  4th Annual Sky High Block Party
Pyramid Club, 1735 Market St

For more information about neighborhood events, check out CCRA's Community Events Calendar
Useful Links

CCRA Merchant Member Discount Program
Support our local merchants and save money too. These local merchants will provide a discount (described here) to any member who shows a current CCRA membership card and personal identification.

Koresh Dance Company, 2002 Rittenhouse Sq St. (267-687-1769)
NextMove Dance - Get $10 off  Dance Performances with your CCRA Membership.  Members use  promo code SAVE10.
Philly Foodworks - Use the code "CCRA" when signing up for home delivery and receive a $20 discount on delivery charges.
Photo Lounge 1909 Chestnut Street (267-322-6651)
Twenty-Two Gallery, 236 S. 22nd St, (215-772-1911)
Raven Lounge, 1718 Sansom St. (215-840-3577)
Suga Restaurant, 1720 Sansom St. (215-717-8968)
Astral Artists - Use promo code "CCRA" to receive a $10 flat rate on all tickets to their concerts.
Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St, (uses separate card, see info here)
Dom's Shoe Repair, 203 S. 20th St (215-972-0098)
Eye Candy Vision, 218 S. 20th St (215-568-3937)
Home Helpers Philly, 1835 S. Broad St., Ste 2 (215-334-2600)
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